7. I work hard for what I have and I will share it with who I want to. Government cannot force me to be charitable.
Charity ‘It is not everyone who asketh that deserveth charity; all however, are worth of the inquiry or the deserving may suffer.’ George Washington
The problem with this line of reasoning as promulgated by the teabagger crowd is that they equate taxes with charity.
Taxes are things you pay to help finance the Defense Department, public roads, schools, NASA and other scientific research, etc etc. Some of the tax money you pay goes to a social safety net which has been degraded for the last 30 years.
Most of the people who are protesting taxes have no idea who actually is paying the taxes. It’s the middle class, which is shrinking dramatically and has been since Reagan took the helm. Real income has gone DOWN in this country, while the tax burden has been increasingly shifted to the middle class and the filthy rich are getting obscenely rich.
This ‘principle’ is simply greed, and not much more. As in the rest of the ‘principles’ it doesn’t mean anything, it’s just another general statement that can be interpreted by Glenn Beck to mean whatever he wants it to mean in the context of whatever discussion he’s having. Again, how can a person with no principles have 9 of them?